Board & Advisors

We can't do it alone

Our global staff brings a wealth of expertise to our mission. They are supported by our committed board of directors and advisory council who work to ensure that we reach more people living in extreme poverty worldwide.

Board of Directors

Board Chair

  • Penny Foley
    Group Managing Director
    The TCW Group, Inc.



  • Jeni Abramson
    Managing Director
    The Jocelyn Group
  • Josh Barer
    Managing Director
    Sunflower Life Sciences
  • Bill Best
    Managing Director, Institutional Sales & Investor Relations
  • Joyce Chang
    Global Head of Research
    JP Morgan Securities, LLC
  • Frank F. DeGiovanni
    Retired Director, Financial Assets Unit
    Ford Foundation
  • Kathleen A. Donovan
    Vice President, Human Resources
    North Shore-LIJ Ambulatory Services HR
  • Elizabeth M. Forget
    Managing Director
    J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Nicholas Gabriel
    Greentree Foundation
  • Toni Geyelin
    Klein Family Foundation
  • Susan Leader
    Managing Director (Retired)
    Trust Company of the West
  • Mark Littman
    Director & CEO
    Northern Lights / Bodega
  • Richard Newman
    Managing Member
    Lava Wealth Management
  • Reshmi Paul
    Leadership Advisor
    ghSMART & Company, Inc.
  • David H. Russell
  • Rangu Salgame
    Chairman & CEO
    Princeton Growth Ventures
  • Barbara A. Schatz
    Clinical Professor of Law
    Columbia Law School
  • Benjamin Segal
    Managing Director-Portfolio Manager, International Equities
    Neuberger Berman
  • Sapna Srivastava
    Chief Financial & Strategy Officer
    Abide Therapeutics
  • Donald K. Steinberg
    Senior Fellow for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Linda Strumpf
    Chief Investment Officer (Retired)
    The Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
    Ford Foundation

Advisory Council

  • Robert Berg
    Senior Adviser
    World Federation of United Nations Associations
  • Christopher Dunford, PhD
    Former President
    Freedom from Hunger
  • Heather Grady
    Senior Fellow
    Global Philanthropy, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian
    President & CEO
    Women’s World Banking
  • Elizabeth Littlefield
    President & CEO
    Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Jonathan Morduch
    Professor of Public Policy & Economics
    Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
  • Kavita N. Ramdas
    Professor of Public Policy & Economics
    Feminist, Human Rights Activist & Philanthropic Advisor
  • Kim Wilson
    The Fletcher School, Tufts University

We are helping far more people exit out of extreme poverty, and change their lives, sustainably, and we are bringing what we do to scale.

Penny Foley, Board Chair